Everett, Rupert

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Name
Everett, Rupert Gender: M
Rupert James Hector Everett
born on 29 May 1959 at 15:45 (= 3:45 PM )
Place Norfolk, England, 52n35, 1e0
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Bordoni
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 07°29' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 10°40 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 12°57'



Rupert Everett
photo: Vicki Neave from Melbourne, Australia, license cc-by-sa-2.0

Biography

British born homosexual actor, he is not only known for his good looks but also for his wit, charm and large array of talents. He was born to wealthy parents, Anthony and Sarah Everett. He has an older brother Simon born in 1956 who is bi-sexual. Although raised in an advantaged home, his early life was very strict and reserved. He descended from a long line of military men. His father was in the army and moved the family often when Everett was a child. When he was 7 years old he was sent to a prestigious school for boys that was run by Benedictine monks where he learned classical piano. He enjoyed the lessons. However he secretly wished to be a rock star until his dream turned toward acting. When 15 he dropped out of school and went to London to attend the Central School of Speech and Drama. After two years of what he called “a tame, middle-class world” he began acting out and was expelled. Determined to become an actor he moved to Scotland. For the first time in his life he was forced to support himself by working odd jobs. One day a man propositioned him for sex and the huge sum of money was something he couldn’t resist. This began his career as a male escort.

Meanwhile, Everett continued to pursue his acting and started landing jobs in small roles like Don Juan and A Waste of Time. By 1984 he won a Critic’s Circle Award for Most Promising New Actor for his role as Guy Bennett (a fictional character based on Guy Burgess) in the film “Another Country”. As Everett’s career rose so did his ego. He was chastised for being lazy during performances and even sent cuttings of his pubic hair to disgruntled audiences! He later admitted, “I was excessively egocentric” in a Sunday Times interview. His attitude changed in 1985 when invited by Orson Welles to visit Hollywood. Welles had believed Everett to be perfect for a role in his film "Cradle Will Rock." This opportunity fell through when Welles seemed disappointed in him and let him go. Everett stayed in Hollywood for a while then returned to Europe feeling he had no place amongst the “Brat Pack” actors of the 80s.

Back in Europe he dabbled in music and released a few albums, and later even singing back up for good friend, Madonna in 2000. In 2001 when hosting a television special, One Night with Robbie Williams, he sang with the British pop star. His literary pursuits have been more successful than his singing career. In 1991 he wrote a semi-autobiographical book called, "Hello Darling Are you Working?" then another in 1994, "The Hairdressers of St. Tropez." Both made the best sellers list. When he was younger Everett spent some time modeling in Milan and in 1995 his glamorous looks earned him a contract as the face of the cologne Opium for Men. In 1997 he landed the role of editor and friend of Julia Roberts in the film "My Best Friend's Wedding" and won a few awards for funniest supporting actor. This was his huge break into stardom. Since then he has stared in "Shakespeare in Love" (1998), "Inspector Gadget" (1999), "The Next Best Thing" (2000), "Shrek 2" (2004) and "Shrek the Third" (2007) to name a few.

In 1989 he revealed his homosexuality by stating “that he expected to be in acting a very long time and that he didn’t want any skeletons in his closet.” In contrast to his homosexuality he’s had many affairs with women, including Susan Sarandon, Beatrice Dalle and a six year affair with Paula Yates, a British television presenter. His sexual habits seem to have not hurt his reputation or popularity even though he claims he has lost roles to Hugh Grant because of his sexuality.

Everett’s longest lasting relationship was with his constant companion, a black Labrador dog Moise, nicknamed “Mo.” In 1999 he bought a house for Mo in Los Angeles when his beloved was suffering from arthritis. Since the death of Mo in 2004, Everett chooses to live alone. Even though his acting career still flourishes his life is contrast to his earlier years. He is quieter these days preferring to write and participate in charity events including traveling the world on behalf of the Global Fund against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : Prize 1984 (Critics Circle Award for Promising New Actor)
  • Social : Secrets revealed 1989 (Revealed his homosexuality)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1991 (Fictionalized memoir)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1997 ("My Best Friend's Wedding")

Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni quotes an interview with him in Datanotizie Jan 9 2007, #13-71; however Ed Steinbrecher collection quotes Robert Burnside from Everett in October 1998 for 3:47 AM.

Sy Scholfield quotes date and place from Everett's book, "Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins" (London: Little, Brown, 2006), in which he writes that he doesn't know his precise time of birth but that he was born "sometime before tea" and that after his delivery the doctor drove past his house having planned on playing golf at 4:30PM, so presumably he was born before that time. Same date and place stated in his birth notice: "EVERETT - On May 29, 1959, at the Old Rectory, Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk, to Sara, wife of Major Anthony Everett, The Wiltshire Regt. - a son." (Times, 2 June 1959, p. 1).

Categories

  • Passions : Sexuality : Bi-Sexual
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction

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